Why does God seem to ignore most Christians’ prayers?
Why does God seem to ignore most Christian’s prayers for miracles, healing, provision, power, protection, unsaved children, rebellious children, and unsaved family members?
Simple. Because most Christians ignore their basic responsibility as Christians, so God will ignores their rebellion, as well as their selfish prayer requests!
What is the basic responsibility of every Christian?
“Crucifying the flesh is basic responsibility of every Christian.
Why? Because God’s word says so! (Luke 9:23)
Crucifying the flesh is how one denies self and takes up his cross daily to follow Jesus." -Johnson and Pearl
Luke 9:23 King James Version
“And He (Jesus) said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me."
Galatians 5:24 King James Version
“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."
“Today, millions of Christians are trying to receive God’s promises, blessings, miracles, healing, provision, and help; but why so few receive? Because they are forgetting or ignoring every Christian’s basic responsibility of crucifying the flesh daily. Truth is, it is both futile and impossible to try to receive God’s promises without crucifying the flesh daily.” －Johnson and Pearl
“It is impossible for a Christian to stop sinning without crucifying the flesh. And “without a stop to sinning, it is impossible for a Christian to receive God’s promises, blessings, and power." -Johnson and Pearl
“How important is it crucify the flesh? Without it the Christian cannot humble self, deny self, deeply repent, stop sinning, walk in holiness, get your prayers answered, and grow in hunger for God. And without humility, repentance, hunger, holiness, fasting and prayer, a person will not be able to receiving God’s blessings, promises, power, and revival.” -Johnson and Pearl
Christian must crucify the flesh DAILY!
“When will be flesh be dead to sin? When you crucify it everyday! Crucifying the flesh once a week will not suffice, as the flesh will definitely try to come back from the dead. So, Christian must crucify the flesh DAILY!" -Johnson and Pearl
“When will be flesh be dead to sin? When you crucify it everyday!
Crucifying the flesh once a week will not suffice. Even if you crucify your flesh fully today, tomorrow your flesh might be tempted to sin and it will try to come back from the dead. So, Christian must crucify the flesh DAILY!
Can the flesh be crucified all in one day? Can the flesh be crucified completely, once and for all? (How I wished I could do that!) But no! Nobody can take a bath one day and be clean forever. Bathing yourself and keeping yourself clean is a daily choice and process! Likewise, so is the daily choice of crucifying your flesh!
The only way to crucify the flesh “completely" is if you crucify it “daily" by your free will and choice. God wants to see Christians renew their willingness to crucify the flesh daily, because this proves that you are willing to “take up your cross daily and follow the Lord Jesus".
So, make a daily decision to crucify your flesh and keep your body under. Offer your body as a living sacrifice daily, not just once a week!
“For the Christian in every generation, one cannot live a successful Christian life without sacrifice, self-denial, crucifying the flesh, and taking up his cross daily to follow the Lord Jesus." -Johnson and Pearl